Today Mire joins us to share what she’s made from the fall 2023 pattern line.
I decided to sew view A of the Amarena dress. But instead of welt pockets, I used the side pockets from View B. My measurements put me in at size 6, so I made that size without any modifications. I used drapey tencel from my stash, which was a good choice for the dress. The dress was quick and easy to sew. The collar took some time, but Liesl has written good instructions. editor’s note: we get this comment a lot. Liesl writes such clear and easy-to-follow instructions.
I really like the result! This is a great all-year dress. I love making clothes that are good layering pieces I can wear in every season. In autumn I wear a T-shirt underneath the dress, and in winter I add a cardigan to keep me warm. The dress fits me well. But when I am wearing a T-shirt under the dress, it feels just a little bit too tight on the back. So I will add some room in my next one to wear it also as a layering piece.
I planned to make an Antwerp pullover for myself using gray wool flannel, but my teenage daughter fell in love with the Antwerp pullover and asked if I could sew one for her. She didn’t like my fabric choice and instead chose a blue pleated ponte from my stash. I used jersey to line the hood. The pullover has a nice shape.
In the end, I was surprised at how it turned out. I would never have chosen Ponte for this pullover, but it looks great! I must admit that my daughter’s fabric choice was a good one.